I loved meeting this sweet family. It was our first time to meet in real life away from the Facebook world. Mister and I got along just fine…I love a normal little guy that wants to run, laugh, have a mind of his own, do his thing, get the attention and be handsome all at the same time!!
He brought along his camera too, so he could take some pictures with me. This worked quite well, having him take some…me take some with his camera…him help me with his mom and dads pictures…you know the list goes on with what we can do with cameras!
As we were just beginning their family session, we met…caught up on who we know and is our mutual connection [*ahem the Sedgebeer family!]…and started walking to where I wanted to begin their session…Mom started telling me the significance behind bringing the little monkey and how she would like to incorporate that into their family pictures. I of course obliged and continued listening to why…its a part of their family in a sweet way…it’s a memory of their first born child they lost but God gained. Along with her necklace that her uncle made for her to always have that sweet baby boy in their memories and with them. I didn’t ask questions…I didn’t get to hear their entire story but this gave me chill bumps…I of course was thrilled to incorporate any and all of the above.
As I walked away from their session and was having lunch with my husband later in the day…God simply reminded me He puts the perfect clients in my path. No I cannot relate to this sweet family and the loss they feel…I don’t and won’t try to relate…but I think it’s amazing how almost two years before this session I experienced a sister and her family loosing my sweet niece Isabella at birth. Had God not placed that event in my life, I would not even have an “understanding” of how important it is for these families to continue to incorporate their child in their family sessions in memory of them. I don’t know that my thoughts are even written out for anyone to understand, but these thoughts that crossed my mind later that day just excited me even more about capturing these families and their memories.